Gardener steals from former boss, arrested 2 Deck head here here here here pls

2016-12-08 06:01

FOREIGN nationals, Robert Chambezi (26) and Patrick Simon (25), appeared in the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court last Thursday on charges of housebreaking and theft.

They were remanded back into police custody until their next court appearance on 20 December.

The case is being investigated by Detective Warrant Officer Yugen Moodley of the Scottburgh Cluster Detective Task Team.

The owner of a house in Richmond Road, Freeland Park, allegedly left home on Sunday 20 November evening and returned on Friday 25 November morning to find his house had been burgled.

A fridge, microwave oven, dishwasher, bed, washing machine, kettle, bedding and toiletries were among the items stolen from the house.

Officials of Magma Security received information that the property had been removed to a businessman’s premises in Umgababa where they were stored pending the return of Chambezi, who had gone to Gauteng on personal business. Magma and members of the KZN Provincial Task Team joined forces and went up to Gauteng on Wednesday, 30 November and arrested Chambezi.

The suspect was handed over to the Scottburgh Cluster Detective Task Team members and further investigations led them, accompanied by members of the Umzinto K9 unit, to a residence in Preston Road, Park Rynie where Chambezi’s alleged accomplice, Simon, was arrested.

The suspects led police to the premises in Umgababa where most of the stolen property was found in storage.

It then came to light that Simon was friends with the Umgababa businessman and hired his truck to transport the property from Freeland Park to Umgababa.

The owner of the truck was led to believe that the property belonged to Chambezi, who was relocating to Stanger, and that the property was being stored temporarily until Chambezi returned from Gauteng and hired his truck again to take them to his new residence in Stanger.

The recovered property was subsequently returned to the lawful owner.

Chambezi had worked for him as a gardener at his Freeland Park home until he was recently dismissed. - Supplied.

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